While manitou-mdx can be monitored with a stand-alone Perl program, most sysadmins prefer integrated tools such as Nagios.

For those who want to monitor manitou-mdx with Nagios, the wiki now hosts a manitou-mdx plugin.

It is based on the same logic than the stand-alone program: every ‘alive_interval‘ seconds as defined in its configuration file, manitou-mdx updates the ‘last_alive’ entry in the ‘runtime_info‘ table. So whenever this entry has not been updated for significantly longer than ‘alive_interval‘ seconds, it means that either manitou-mdx is no longer running, or it’s not able to function properly for some reason that needs to be investigated.